Remember Patricia Mauceri? She’s the soap actress who quit her role as maid Carlotta Vega on One Life To Live this summer because she didn’t want to play a character who even tacitly approved of a homosexual relationship, like the one between Kyle and Fish (played by Scott Evans). Now that she’s had some time to cool down, she wants to clarify things: She didn’t have a problem being on a show with a gay relationships. But:
Hellz to the NO was she going to play someone who approved of it! That goes against her religious beliefs! “I did not object to being in a gay storyline,” Vega says of the show, which this week began airing episodes featuring her replacement. “I objected to speaking the truth of what that person, how that person would live and breathe and act in that storyline. And this goes against everything I am, my belief system, and what I know the character’s belief system is aligned to.”
Ya know what? That’s fine. If your religion includes a belief in hatred toward other human beings because of who they love, that’s your call. Just don’t expect any love from Hollywood again, lady. Because it’s run by homosexuals. And they really don’t like it when actors have the audacity to call the shots writers make. (Evidently Ms. Vega did not have a problem playing a stereotype: the Hispanic maid.)
So go ahead, explore your legal options Ms. Vega. And while we’re absolutely against an employer discriminating against someone’s religion, there’s a reason there are exceptions — like how a casting director can choose to nix a white actor when she needs to fill the role of a black person. Or how a soap opera can get rid of an actress who refuses to play a character necessary to the storyline.
I want to she is the biggest hypocrite out there. Patricia and Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) starred in a gay film, I Think I Do back in 1998 also starring Alexis Arquette. Since that point Alexis has gone on to have a sex change and Tuc has voiced his support of gay marriage. She didn’t seem to have a problem being involved in this film back in the 90s.
Pat. M. was asked to change her character like they asked her to dye her hair pink. That’s just not what that person was to the show. Too bad it didn’t even occur to the writers how cool it would have been for her to stand up for her beliefs, have Cristian fighting with her in front of customers and the whole town picketing and boycotting her business. They missed out on a lot of opportunities and a continuously interesting storyline there. They blew it.
@GJR: LOL, I’ve watched the show ever since day one and forgot all about her indiscretions. You’re so right but I guess we can all throw stones at each other all day, couldn’t we? Hopefully God forgives us for who we are and helps us to be who we should be!
@ricky: That’s the spirit! It’s a show people!
New Living Translation Matthew 5:11: God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.
From the Bible, silly, but at least you swung the conversation back around to a Soap Opera on ABC!
@schlukitz: Seemed like you needed an updated translation of King James is all, Sir, and thanks, FlyFoy, thought it was just me.
I wasn’t commenting on your Mauceri/LGBT community question. Believe it or not, it was only comment #108 and #109 where “WOW” spouted scripture and you said “Huh”? All I did was simplify it for you, sorry. I am obviously out of my league here, but I honestly came with open hands and unarmed. Any Atheist is allowed to update archaic phrases for someone that just plain doesn’t understand language from another era. Just because this is anonymous doesn’t mean you can call me names like “you Christian types”. Please try not to casually throw that around, because you might insult someone. You don’t know me. Now that I look back on your comments I see that you are seasoned by years of experience. You are probably at the point in your life where you are flabbergasted when one sheds light on a subject or even has an opinion that you’ve never even heard before.
Try to take it easy. Some of us out here do not have an undercurrent of venom or any kind of agenda. We’ve exhausted the Mauceri biz anyway, Mr. Curmudgeon………….